A southeastern term that, when said at the beginning or end of a snide remark about somebody, makes that remark void of any offense.
Person A: She is the meanest old bat that ever lived. Bless their heart(or 'bless her heart').

Person B: Oh I see.
by Mattman86 August 15, 2008
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A term used after a degrading or uncomfortable sentence that usually makes it ok to say.
"Damn, that's an ugly baby. Bless it's heart."

"Haha that stupid cow fell off the cliff. Bless it's heart."
by SacKing20 November 8, 2009
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When a Southern lady says "Bless his heart" regarding someone, it means that he is as stupid as a box of rocks.
He noted for Jones? Well, bless his heart!
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The most Southern 'fuck you' there is. Can be put at the end of a phrase to nullify any cruelty.
That girl is the most fowl mouthed, idiotic, bitch there is, bless her heart.

Oh you need to actually look this up? Bless your heart.
by CattheGreat December 5, 2016
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1. This is a term used by the people of the southern United States particularly near the Gulf of Mexico to express to someone that they are an idiot without saying such harsh words.

2. "You are an idiot but I like you and care about you so I dont want to hurt your feelings."
Little Billy: I am 6 years old (only holds up 4 fingers)
Scarlet: Oh honey, bless your heart, but that's only 4 fingers.
Little Billy tries again: I am 6 years old (this time holds up the same 4 fingers and 4 more on the other hand)
Scarlet: Child....Bless you and your momma's heart.
by BigJason March 5, 2009
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you can say anything mean at all, as long as you use this phrase right after it.
by anna1234 August 11, 2008
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A southern way to cuss out the ignorant.
You: "OH my gosh, I just failed my midterm after I spent all my time with 'X'!"
Any southerner: "Bless your heart."

Ex 2
You: "wow, can't believe there is a whole other culture down here!"
Some southerner: "Bless. Your. Heart."

When with friends, it is sometimes said in a teasing manner while still calling you out for being dumb
A big favorite southern saying
by It's me n yall know it February 16, 2021
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